Gifted by a friend.
Location: This review was made outdoors during a sunny evening with 26C and 48% humidity in the air.
Wrapper: Criollo 98
Filler: Criollo 98, Corojo & Olor Dominicano
Origin: Dominican Republic
Box: Sold in 10/25 count bundles.
Availability: Limited Edition of 2500 cigars.
Made in 2016.
Size: 5×50, Robusto.
Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and silky smooth with small veins.
Construction: Fairly firm and even when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Earthy sweetness and oakwood.
1st third: Starts with a medium roasted coffee, 60% milk chocolate, Graham crackers and oakwood.
2nd third: No changes at all.
Burn: Burns sharp with a firm and stable whiteish ash.
Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a medium heat feel on the tongue and with a medium light draw.
3rd third: It gets hints of baking spices added to the mix, but it arrives a bit to late to even liven up the cigar.
Duration: 18:20-19:40, 1h 20min.
Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a medium strength profile. It’s good but nothing super exciting flavourswise, it’s more a gimmick over the cigar band in my opinion.
Result: In my book this is an 88 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André